[ESS] startup options lime --no-save etc

Stephen Eglen S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk
Wed Aug 14 14:55:10 CEST 2013

On Wed, Aug 14 2013, Jannis wrote:

> Dear ESS users,
> is it possible to tell emacs/ess to use some of R's startup options 
> (like --vanilla, --no-save etc) when starting R? And, if yes, how do i 
> define these?
> Thanks a lot
> Jannis
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Sure; this is from our help pages:

   Note that R has some extremely useful command line arguments.  For
example, `--vanilla' will ensure R starts up without loading in any init
files.  To enter a command line argument, call R using a "prefix
argument", by

   C-u M-x R

   and when ESS prompts for "Starting Args ? ", enter (for example):


   Then that R process will be started up using `R --vanilla'.  If you
wish to always call R with certain arguments, set the variable
`inferior-R-args' accordingly.

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